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Governance at Bradley Barton

Welcome to the Governors Section

Governors play an active role in the life of the school and support the Headteacher and Leadership team when making key strategic decisions.  The Full Governing Body meet once every half term and the two committees (Resources and Curriculum & Personnel) also meet once every half term.


The governors at Bradley Barton Primary School & Nursery Unit have adopted the NGA model code of conduct which is anchored in the Seven Nolan Principles of Public Life:


Selflessness - Holders of public office should act solely in terms of the public interest.


Integrity - Holders of public office must avoid placing themselves under any obligation to people or organisations that might try inappropriately to influence them in their work. They should not act or take decisions in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends. They must declare and resolve any interests and relationships.


Objectivity - Holders of public office must act and take decisions impartially, fairly and on merit, using the best evidence and without discrimination or bias.


Accountability - Holders of public office are accountable to the public for their decisions and actions and must submit themselves to the scrutiny necessary to ensure this.


Openness - Holders of public office should act and take decisions in an open and transparent manner. Information should not be withheld from the public unless there are clear and lawful reasons for so doing.


Honesty - Holders of public office should be truthful.


Leadership - Holders of public office should exhibit these principles in their own behaviour. They should actively promote and robustly support the principles and be willing to challenge poor behaviour wherever it occurs.

Governors Code of Conduct


Clerk to Governors


Our Clerk to Governors can be contacted via email: or via post addressed to the Clerk to Governors at the School address.

Governor Appointment Details



Appointment Date


Julie Barton


Head Teacher


Fran Bennett



Co-opted Governor


Leigh Boxall



Parent Governor


Jo Counter



Co-opted Governor

Safeguarding Governor

Vice Chair of Governors


Matt Easterbrook



Staff Governor


Cllr Mike Hocking



Co-opted Governor


Russell Satterley

01/01/2018 - 01/01/2022

Co-opted Governor

Chair of Governors


Craig Weatherdon



Parent Governor



Meeting Attendance 2019/2020



First Name Surname Type FGB Total Attended % Attendance
Miss Julie Barton EX-OFFICIO 10 10 100%
Mrs Jo Counter CO-OP 10 7 70%
Mr Matthew Easterbrook STAFF 10 8 80%
Cllr Mike Hocking CO-OP 10 7 70%
Mr Russell Satterley CO-OP 10 10 100%
Mr Craig Weatherdon PARENT 10 8 80%
Mr Neil Blaney PARENT 6 3 50%
Mr Andrew Wootton DEPUTY HEAD 10 6 60%



Governor Register of Interests


  Connections to Staff Other School Governor Posts Held Business Interests Declared
Julie Barton  Headteacher None Trustee of Creation Myth Puppets
Fran Bennett None None None
Leigh Boxall None None None
Jo Counter None None None
Matthew Easterbrook Staff Member None None
Cllr Mike Hocking None None

TDC & N.A.Town Council

1322 ATC Newton Abbot

DALC (from April 2020)

Russell Satterley  None None None
Craig Weatherdon Wife is School Administrator at Bradley Barton None None

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